Fruit Carving: Making Art from fruits & Vegetables

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$16.00 per guest
Hosted by Tran Hung
4.5 Out of 5
2 Reviews
Kate L Australia
5
11 Sep, 2017

As much as I enjoyed the class, it is true that once you know how something is done.. it takes away from the awe that yo...

Sharon Paine United States
4
7 Aug, 2017

Was first eyeing the woodcarving class but figured it might be too exhausting for my physique and opted for the fruit ca...

$US 16.00 per guest
2 hours
1 - 4 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

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Vietnamese food is traditionally served with carved fruit and vegetables. This is most prominent in Hue compared with other regions in Vietnam because of Hue's connection to royalty in the recent past where Hue was the capital of the Ngyuen Dynasty for close to 150 years. The Royals always had their plates adorned with elaborated fruit and vegetable carvings and this tradition is still carried strong in Hue till date. The fruits and vegetables that are commonly used here are melons, pineapples, carrots, pumpkins, scallions and radishes. These items can be carved into anything ranging from boats, bowls, flowers and birds - carrots, pumpkins, scallions and radishes are transformed into roses and carnations while pineapples and melons are hollowed out to become boats/containers for fruit salads and fried rice. The course begins with you selecting the fruit and the pattern you would like to carve. Once you've made your selections you will process to cut the fruit into the basic shape the pattern that you've chosen, after which will you begin adding in the finer details. Tran, your host, will make it look easy but this does require you to be patience though as some of the patterns are quite intricate and require a fair bit of concentration. That said, it's a fun course and you'll get to see how Vietnamese royalty feasted their eyes on the food that was served.

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Tran Hung

Hung has turned his passion for cooking into a profession by becoming a chef at Le Perfume restaurant of La Residence Sapa and Hotel. As much as he enjoys cooking, he equally has fun while carving fruit to adorn th...

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2 reviews from people who took this experience

Kate L Australia
5
11 Sep, 2017

As much as I enjoyed the class, it is true that once you know how something is done.. it takes away from the awe that you initially had for it. Same for the carved fruits, I've seen them being served with dishes in my travel around Asia and up until I learnt how to do one myself, I was always perplexed as to how such intricate carvings were done on a fruit. Nonetheless, I am now something of a fruit carver myself and the next apple I eat will first be carved into a flower. LOL. Jokes aside, absolutely enjoyed the workshop and would recommend to everyone visiting Vietnam.

Sharon Paine United States
4
7 Aug, 2017

Was first eyeing the woodcarving class but figured it might be too exhausting for my physique and opted for the fruit carving which wouldn't be as physically challenging. Apparently the carving was done only for Vietnamese Royalty in the past but is now something of a common place in most Vietnamese homes. Really enjoyed the lesson and the interaction with locals!

US$ 16.00 per guest
2 Reviews